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Business Inspiration, Rock Your Business

The Juggling Act: 5 Lessons Learned from Starting a Business around My Kids’ Schedule


There are countless reasons why individuals choose to start businesses. From wanting to make more money and gain more job security to being able to leave a legacy that can be passed on to the next generation, there are many benefits that come with entrepreneurship. However, one of the most compelling reasons of all for… Read more

Know Your Business, Restaurant

5 Surprising Places You Can Find Inexpensive or Previously Owned Restaurant Equipment


Opening a restaurant often requires purchasing a significant amount of commercial equipment. This translates into a large outlay of capital before you even serve your first customer. While leasing is one option for obtaining restaurant equipment without having to invest loads of upfront capital, buying is almost always a smarter financial decision because of the… Read more


7 Things to Consider Before Buying Equipment for Your Small Business


Buying equipment for a new business is an important, yet often stressful part of getting ready to launch. Investing hard-earned capital into fixed assets before you even make your first sale can be a nail-biting experience for even the most confident entrepreneur. To make the right purchases, it’s essential to comparison shop and carefully assess… Read more

Advertising, Grow Your Business

Google’s Rumored New Advertising Product Enables Hypertargeting


Rumors are circulating online that Google’s ad-targeting product may be getting even more targeted – by harnessing the power of your customers’ email addresses. According to reports, the new offering asks businesses to give Google their customers’ email addresses. Google then combines this email data with their own information about those individuals’ online activity to… Read more

Rock Your Business, Small Business Stories

Security Experts Chad and Leslie Nessmith: An Extraordinary Entrepreneurial Journey


Chad and Leslie Nessmith are a great example of what it takes to start a business from the ground-up. Five years ago, they started Chief DataCom, an Oklahoma City commercial and residential security company. We sat down with Leslie to talk about her entrepreneurial journey. Here is what she had to say: What were some… Read more

Business Inspiration, Rock Your Business

The Small Business of the Future: Are You Ready?


What will the small business of the future look like? Here is my best guess timeline on future events that will permanently change how small businesses are run. 2022 – GLASS WEARABLES Google’s Glass experiment had mixed results at best. It was certainly a bumpy start to a product that’s going to revolutionize the world,… Read more

Business Inspiration, Rock Your Business

Entrepreneurs Who Learned Healthy Lessons from Failure


American culture has an uncomfortable relationship with the idea of failure. On the one hand, we have lots of clichés and old sayings like “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.” And while Americans like to think of themselves as being upbeat, optimistic and can-do – one reason why most people never start… Read more

Know Your Business

7 Ways for an Auto Repair Shop to Find Extra Cash When Times Are Slow


For most auto repair shops, the daily focus is on fixing cars, not generating aggressive marketing plans. If you have happy customers who rely on your services, you may already be inundated with repeat work and referrals. After all, offering quality work at a fair price is certainly a recipe for repeat business and referrals…. Read more

Advertising, Grow Your Business

Facebook Ads Don’t Suck [WEBINAR RECAP]

Thanks to everyone who was able to attend our May webinar, Facebook Ads Don’t Suck, with Massimo Chieruzzi of AdEspresso. It was our biggest webinar so far and we had so many questions we weren’t able to address that Massimo will be taking time to answer each of them over the weekend. We’ll be posting the… Read more

Business Inspiration, Rock Your Business

5 Simple Tips for Small Business Owners to Stay in Shape on the Go


Finding time to hit the gym or run three miles can be a real challenge for overscheduled small business owners. When you’re taking customer calls, dashing to the next meeting and keeping track of the books, exercise can quickly fall to the bottom of the “to do” list. Even physically fit entrepreneurs often find themselves… Read more

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